Protests against referendum irregularities continue in various cities of Turkey. Some people have been detained during protests. This morning, an operation is launched against “no” campaigners. Currently, 38 people are detained.
European Commission urged Turkey to conduct investigation on alleged irregularities in referendum held in Turkey on April 16.
Rıdvan Yılmaz, spokesperson of HDP Election Committee, claimed that block votes were cast in 60 neighborhoods in Viranşehir district of Urfa. In Viranşehir, there are 13,067 “yes” and 58 “no” votes.
Demanding annulment of referendum, CHP will meet Sadi Güven, head of Supreme Board of Election of Turkey (SBE) today.
Protests have been staged in Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Antalya and Eskişehir.
OSCE released the preliminary report on the referendum in Turkey based on the findings of international observers, who state that the referendum was held in an unlevel playing field and did not live up to Council of Europe standards. It is also stated that the legal framework was inadequate for the holding of a genuinely democratic process.
HDP Spokesperson Osman Baydemir assessed the referendum result in a press conference held in HDP headquarter.
Initial statements from the US and EU concerning the constitutional referendum in Turkey state that they will wait for the observation report of OSCE.
The constitutional referendum was held in Turkey yesterday. Yes campaign won 51.41% of the votes, while No got 48.59%. Turnout was said to around 85%. President Erdoğan declared victory last night before the official results.
It was claimed that a “chemical attack” was carried out in Khan Sheikhun town on the south of Idlib, which left at least 58 people dead, including 11 children. After the reports concerning the use of chemical weapons, UN Security Council decided to hold an emergency meeting today.